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NY to free 300 nonviolent Rikers Island inmates over coronavirus NY to free 300 nonviolent Rikers Island inmates over coronavirus
- March 27, 2020

For starters, the nation's largest police department made thousands of visits to bars and restaurants to make sure they were observing a shutdown of dine-in services imposed this month, resulting in warnings but only a handful of citations. (more...)
The early coronavirus infection warning sign you should look out for The early coronavirus infection warning sign you should look out for
- March 27, 2020

He tweeted: 'Quite a few of you out there who can't smell or taste either. "There have been a rapidly growing number of reports of a significant increase in the number of patients presenting with (loss of smell) in the absence of other symptoms - this has been widely shared on medical discussion boards by surgeons from all regions managing a high incidence of cases", President of the British Rhinological Society Claire Hopkins and ENT UK Nirmal Kumar wrote in a public letter ... (more...)
21-year-old woman with no underlying health conditions dies, family reveal 21-year-old woman with no underlying health conditions dies, family reveal
- March 27, 2020

Ms Mistry added: "My attractive, kind-hearted 21 year old niece has passed away from Covid-19". "Speaking from a personal experience this so-called virus has taken the life of my 21-year-old daughter". "Life as we know it has changed dramatically but unless we all act now to protect ourselves and others, the longer this turmoil and anguish will go on..." Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London, said: "The concept is it is an early warning radar device ... (more...)
Katrina Kaif Refutes Rumours Of Teaming Up With Vikas Bahl For ‘Deadly’ Katrina Kaif Refutes Rumours Of Teaming Up With Vikas Bahl For ‘Deadly’
- March 27, 2020

Vikas Bahl , who has made films like Super 30 and Queen , is directing this film. On March 23, Mumbai Mirror reported that Katrina has said yes to the movie which has tentatively been titled Deadly , when Vikas offered it to her. The source further added that the film was set to go on the floors in May, starting with a recce, but has been pushed until the Corona Virus pandemic settles down and life comes back to normal. (more...)
Crocs donating shoes to health care workers during coronavirus outbreak Crocs donating shoes to health care workers during coronavirus outbreak
- March 27, 2020

It's part of the "A Free Pair for Healthcare " program, according to a release from Crocs . Crocs is trying to make it a little easier on those healthcare professionals by giving away free pairs of their shoes in daily giveaways. Additionally, Starbucks is donating $500,000 to fire responders in the US, with half of the donation going toward care packages for healthcare workers and the other half to pay for personal protection medical equipment and other essential items. (more...)
COVID cases in Lynn Valley care home continue to climb COVID cases in Lynn Valley care home continue to climb
- March 27, 2020

Horgan said. Henry said that another person who had contracted the virus at a care home in North Vancouver has died. "This is something that's required to protect people", she said. "Our primary focus is to protect healthcare workers", he said. "It's our determination to continue to do so". Existing eviction orders with B.C.'s Residential Tenancy Branch have also been halted. (more...)
Britain orders ventilators from vacuum-maker Dyson as F1 teams stand ready Britain orders ventilators from vacuum-maker Dyson as F1 teams stand ready
- March 27, 2020

CoVent is a new ventilator specifically designed by Dyson and TTP in response to a call for help from manufacturers from Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Dyson says the CoVent is designed for COVID-19 patients and can be manufactured quickly - which is key as the demand rises fast amid the pandemic. (more...)
National applause for NHS workers National applause for NHS workers
- March 27, 2020

The UK's campaign started online, and is expected to be supported by hundreds of thousands of people tonight. The Clap for our Carers campaign is asking for as many people as possible to clap their hands together at 8pm to thank all doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists and other NHS staff. (more...)
United Kingdom woman, 21, dies from coronavirus despite no pre-existing health issues United Kingdom woman, 21, dies from coronavirus despite no pre-existing health issues
- March 26, 2020

Chloe Middleton's devastated family shared the news of her death in the hope it will act as a wake-up call to those ignoring social distancing rules . Do your bit. Protect yourselves and protect others. He said, "We want to get hundreds of thousands of tests ramped up in the next few weeks per day". (more...)
Filmmaker Farah Khan urges celebs to ‘stop posting workout videos’ Filmmaker Farah Khan urges celebs to ‘stop posting workout videos’
- March 26, 2020

Since people were asked to stay home, various celebrities and netizens have been arguing over their training schedules to go to a giveaway. In the video, Farah is requesting all the celebs to not share their workout videos. "Toh please humare upar reham kijiye aur aapke workout videos band kar dijiye and if you can't stop then please don't feel bad if I unfollow you", Farah said in the video. (more...)
Veterinarian: Pets can not spread coronavirus | St. Mary Now Veterinarian: Pets can not spread coronavirus | St. Mary Now
- March 26, 2020

While there are a few reports of cats and dogs being infected with COVID-19, those cases are considered "extremely rare", according to infectious disease specialist Dr. "Millions of us share our homes with dogs and cats and greatly value the companionship and joy they bring into our lives". The hope, Sadler and Covey agree, is that families won't feel forced to give up their pets. (more...)
NY establishes a temporary morgue amid a coronavirus pandemic NY establishes a temporary morgue amid a coronavirus pandemic
- March 26, 2020

His sister confirmed his death to The Post, saying she was told he had been in the ICU, but that he did not think it was serious. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that shipments of materials sent to local hospitals have alleviated that concern, for now. (more...)
Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan To Come Together For A Vikas Bahl Directorial? Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan To Come Together For A Vikas Bahl Directorial?
- March 26, 2020

Katrina Kaif is emerging as Bollywood's Lockdown Star. While all the celebs have gone into self-isolation zone, the actors are constantly posting things they are doing to pass their time. "Reunited. our newly reformed aclub' with a very appropriate name a#isolated r us'", she captioned the pic. Despite the Corona virus being blocked, Katrina has posted training videos for everyone on her Instagram timeline, and these exercises can be easily recorded at home. (more...)
B.C. offers $500 monthly rental rebate, moratorium on evictions, rent freeze B.C. offers $500 monthly rental rebate, moratorium on evictions, rent freeze
- March 26, 2020

The rental supplement of $500 per month will be available to anyone on EI or other federal or provincial income support programs and will be paid directly to landlords. "People are feeling a lot of fear and anxiety and they need to be able to depend on the comfort and stability of home right now", Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson said. (more...)
Joe Biden holds news conference on COVID-19 Joe Biden holds news conference on COVID-19
- March 26, 2020

The former vice president's comment, during a press conference with reporters video-streamed from Biden's home in DE, comes the day after a Sanders aide said the senator would participate in an April debate . Biden holds a significant delegate lead over Sanders after sweeping victories in the last several rounds of Democratic primaries. The Democratic National Committee has not scheduled a debate, nor has it said that it would not sanction any new ones. (more...)
Three GOP Senators Demand 'Fix' to Stimulus Package Three GOP Senators Demand 'Fix' to Stimulus Package
- March 26, 2020

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who negotiated with Senate leaders on the bill, said Trump would "absolutely" sign the Senate bill as it reads now and urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to pass it in the House without adjustment. The Treasury would give loans to industries out of a $500-billion money pot. They also would have to limit executive bonuses and take steps to protect workers. (more...)
Shortage of COVID-19 protective gear at hospitals, care homes
- March 26, 2020

Despite reported hiccups by doctors in B.C. on testing and triage, Henry suggested B.C.is ahead of the curve. She also announced there are 42 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. On Wednesday, Henry said the outbreak at Haro Park Centre is worsening, with 28 residents and 27 staff members testing positive. Public health officials are providing staff support to implement outbreak protocols. (more...)
NYC Mayor de Blasio: Hospitals Will 'Go Broke' Without Bill's Help NYC Mayor de Blasio: Hospitals Will 'Go Broke' Without Bill's Help
- March 26, 2020

New York , the largest and most densely populated city in the United States, has rapidly become the epicenter of the nation's coronavirus spread .New York Gov. But the numbers should be treated with caution given the surge in testing across the state of NY. Warnings of such shortages have reverberated across the country as other state governors have pleaded with the federal government to make more supplies available. (more...)
No draconian lockdown yet, but PM bans travel and increases social distancing No draconian lockdown yet, but PM bans travel and increases social distancing
- March 26, 2020

There will be some exemptions for aid workers and essential government workers. A series of new preventative coronavirus measures have been announced by the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and will see even more businesses affected. (more...)
COVID-19 symptoms may include altered senses of smell, taste COVID-19 symptoms may include altered senses of smell, taste
- March 26, 2020

The symptom, Kumar says, is also appearing in otherwise healthy people , indicating that a loss of sense of smell could be a vital indicator of whether somebody is carrying the virus unknowingly-especially in the United Kingdom, where tests for the virus are only available in hospitals for the most serious of cases, leaving many people with mild symptoms unsure of whether they are infected by the coronavirus or the common flu. (more...)

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